Business Angels – A Subspecies of the homo oeconomicus ludens

Authors

  • Laurenz Hüsler StartAngels Network, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Erich M. Platzer StartAngels Network, Zurich, Switzerland; BioBAC Angels Network, Basel, Switzerland. erich.platzer@bluewin.ch

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2014.844

Keywords:

Business angel, Early stage, Investment, Start-up

Abstract

Business Angels invest in start-up companies in their early stage. This type of investor usually has a good knowledge of the start-up's industry sector, and in addition to the funds he invests, his management experience and his network can be useful for start-ups. Business Angel involvement has shown to improve the success rate and the profitability of start-ups. The article depicts the relationship between entrepreneurs and Business Angels in four case examples.

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Published

2014-12-17

How to Cite

[1]
L. Hüsler, E. M. Platzer, Chimia 2014, 68, 844, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2014.844.